Blogs about Functional Fitness

Nordic Walking with Fibromialgia: a safe and effective means of regaining functionality and physical fitness

Nordic Walking allows people with fibromyalgia a safe exercise intervention that allows them to walk outdoors without having to avoid hills and increasing fall risk. Persons with fibromyalgia can enjoy the same improvement in strength, flexibility, aerobic capacity and perhaps postural control as can healthy persons according to Arthritis Research Therapy. Symptom flares are commonly exacerbated, however by exercise that is not modified for fibromyalgia.

Research presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting

Trying to bring more scientific evidence to the health and fitness industry! Poster presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. The top researchers in sports medicine and exercise science from around the globe are here!http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org 

Research abstract presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting

One month away from the presentation of a new research study at the greatest conference in sports medicine and exercise science globally organized by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Denver, CO.http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org

Invited International Presenter at FIBO European Convention 2017

Presenting the latest exercise recommendations and practical application solutions for physically inactive overweight or obese clients at the largest European educational event for fitness professionals in Cologne, Germany.https://www.fibo.com/convention?sprache=englisch

Invited International Presenter at PFS Convention 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5.00pm-7.00pmWorkshop 1 - Circuit Functional High-Intensity Training: From theory into practiceSunday, March 26, 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pmWorkshop 2 - Resistance Training & Cardiovascular Exercise: How can I combine them?Nicosia, Cyprushttp://pfsconvention.eshopforsports.com/content/presenters

Balance and Aging A Holist Approach

Our ability to perceive where we are and how we should respond to changing sensory conditions during our daily lives is heavily dependent on (a) the amount and quality of information we receive from our peripheral sensory receptors and (b) how the brain organizes and integrates that information once it has reached the central nervous system (CNS).

Reality knocks hard

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-22/no-evidence-of-aloe-vera-found-in-the-aloe-vera-at-wal-mart-cvs

Is Your Exercise Program Suffient to Keep You Independent to Age 90+?

Active aging, being physically active, exercising regularly and staying engaged in life are important in the maintaining our function, health, fitness and perfomance. But, face it, when we get older, the body is changing and the exercise program we have been doing may not be appropriate when to maxizing function and fitness is the goal.

Turning back the aging clock to your advantage

A lifetime of wear and tear, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle(too much sitting) and other poor lifestyle choices catches up when we reach midlife and accumulate in those later years with chronic health and medical problems, causing dis-function and pain, and eventually loss of independence or early death. Pretty bleak outlook, right?